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Women's basketball posts impressive 83-74 win at Trinity

Brianna Hawkins '13 scored a career-high 16 points, tying for the game lead with Jessie Igoe '11. (File photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Strong all-around games by senior Jessie Igoe, Lauren Dobish and Annie Burns, as well as a career-high 16 points by sophomore Brianna Hawkins, fueled the Bates women's basketball team's 83-74 NESCAC win at Trinity College on Friday night, the Bobcats' fourth straight victory.

The win puts Bates at 17-5 overall and 5-2 in NESCAC play. This is the Bobcats' first 17-win season since 2005-06, when the Bobcats finished 19-9 and last played in the NCAA Championship.

The 6-foot-0 Hawkins (South Portland, Maine) hit all six of her field goal attempts to surpass her previous career high of 12 points in November against Southern Maine. Igoe (Lexington, Mass.) shared the game's high scoring total with 16 points to go with a team-high eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Dobish exploded for 15 points (hitting 4 of 5 shots from beyond the three-point line), seven rebounds and six assists, while Burns collected 10 assists and four steals.

Michelle Royals led Trinity (12-8, 2-4) scorers with 15 points on 4-of-16 shooting.

Bates (17-5, 5-2 NESCAC) plays at No. 2-ranked Amherst (20-1, 6-0) tomorrow at 4 p.m. Live Stats and Video of the game can be found at this link.

BOX SCORE: Bates 83, Trinity 74